Bellagio is the biggest and liveliest of the towns is central Lake Como. Bellagio is a beautiful little town in a picture-perfect location on the promontory where Lake Como separates into two branches. The town is historic and charming, with a waterfront promenades, stately hotels and two gardens open to the public: Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi.
The waterfront of Bellagio has beautiful little cafes, a car park, shops, a gellateria, and hotels. There are about 6-7 pedestrian walkways (Salite) that lead up the hill. They are narrow and steep and the steps are made of river stones.
In the opposite direction on the waterfront (Piazza Mazzini) is a pedestrian promenade with lots of park benches and scenic lookout points and further down is Villa Melzi.